Brew of the an­cients

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Re­searchers say they have found the world’s old­est brew­ery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a cave near Haifa in Is­rael. The dis­cov­ery was made while they were study­ing a burial site for semi-no­madic hunter-gath­er­ers. Brew­ing beer was thought to go back 5,000 years, but the lat­est dis­cov­ery may turn beer his­tory on its head. The find­ings also sug­gest beer was not nec­es­sar­ily a sur­plus of mak­ing bread as pre­vi­ously thought.

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